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Upcoming Events: 

 
Beginner 3-D Print Class Schedule: Saturdays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
January 28, 2017
February 25, 2017
March 25, 2017
May 20, 2017
More to come in 2017!
 
Special 3-D Print Programs:
 Saturday, February 11th 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 3D Printing Customized Valentines
Friday, March 17th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | St. Patty's Day at the Library: 3D Printing Demo at Centennial Library
Saturday, April 22nd 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 3D Printing: The Green Way

 
 

All programs and classes will be held at the Downtown Library Branch unless noted. 

 

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How to get started: 

  • If you are interested i​n 3-D printing at the library, below you'll find helpful information on 3D printing 
  • You can either print​ and sign the printer policies and email to Valerie or drop off at the Downtown Library in person.
  • You must submit the signed policy prior to printing.
  • When sending files, please specify the type of filament you are wanting.
 
 
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Saturdays by appointment only.
 
Pricing:  The price for 3-D printing will be .10 per gram to offset the cost of filament and maintenance expenses.​  This price will be attached at the end of printing when the item will be weighed, however, an estimate may be requested ahead of time so patrons may ​determine if the price is acceptable.​

 
Common Questions:
 

What filament colors are available? 

​ABS Normal Filament PLA Translucent Filament ​PLA Normal Filament ​PLA Dishwasher Safe Filament
Blue
Blue
​Red ​Vivid Green
White Yellow
Blue Steel
​Vivid Blue
Neon Yellow ​Green -
​Vivid Orange
Purple ​- -
​Clear
Green
​- ​- ​-
Black
-
-
-
 

What am I able to print? 
3-D Printer may not be used for the following: 
  •  Illegal objects prohibited by any local, state, or federal law,
  • Unsafe or dangerous objects including, but not limited to: guns, knives, weapons of any kind;
  • Obscene or inappropriate items; or
  • Items under copyright, patent, trademark or otherwise legally protected
     
Can the library re-size my object for me? 
The library has limited ability to edit objects, so users should send files in the measurements that they are wanting to be printed. 

My object has multiple parts. Should I submit them as a single file or each as separate file?​
Please submit files individually to be printed. If there are more than 5 files please expect a longer wait time.

How long will my print take?
​Usually the library will have your print ready in a week from being received. Files will be printed in the order they are received. Once your print is ready for pickup, a staff member will notify you either via email or by phone.

Printer Specifications:
Printer Type: PolyPrinter 229 
 
Print Volume:
​Length (X) ​Width (Y) ​Height (Z)
229mm (9")​  ​229mm (9") 229mm (9")​
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For m​ore information on 3-D printing, please contact Valerie by email or phone at 432-688-4325.​​